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Consumers Direct Insurance Services of New Mexico Releases Dates and Times for its Medicare Seminar Series


Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) October 08, 2014

Late enrollment penalties, donut holes, calendar year maximums, catastrophic coverage – oh my. Medicare sure sounds frightening but don’t fret. With a little knowledge you’ll find it’s not nearly as scary as you may think.

Consumers Direct Insurance Services (CDIS), Inc., an Independent, Authorized Senior General Agent for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico is gearing up for Medicare’s 2014 Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), which runs from October 15th through December 7th, with the release of its Medicare Seminar Series*.

CDIS’ Medicare Seminar Series, is a grassroots initiative that places experienced local insurance agents in a controlled learning environment for Medicare beneficiaries to gather essential plan benefit information while also providing a forum for answers to their questions.

“Consumers Direct Insurance Services of New Mexico is excited about its upcoming Medicare Seminar Series, because it gives us an opportunity to engage the local public and present all of the new plan options from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico,” said Scott Loochtan, President of Consumers Direct Insurance Services, Inc. “Trying to decipher all of this material on your own can be daunting and that is why we offer this complimentary service to make the process much easier.”

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is the one time of year that Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in either a standalone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (PDP) or Medicare Advantage (MA) plan can make a change for the next year.

“The AEP is the insurance agent’s tax season,” noted Loochtan. “Medicare beneficiaries all over the country have been eagerly awaiting this time of year to review and analyze their plans so that they can secure the best options to meet their needs in the upcoming year.”

CDIS’ insurance agents go through a stringent Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) and Medicare Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage (MA), continuing education and certification process each year in order to assist current and potential clients. This certification allows them to provide full service Medicare solutions while making themselves available in a variety of ways through technology, over the phone or in person appointments.

To register for one of CDIS of New Mexico’s Medicare Seminars please visit http://www.CDISofNM.com/seminars or call directly at 888.257.6640. There is limited seating for each seminar.

About Consumers Direct Insurance Services, Inc. (CDIS)

Consumers Direct Insurance Services, Inc., (CDIS), is an Independent, Authorized Senior General Agent for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas that were founded in an effort to bridge the gap between education and insurance. Headquartered in Riverwoods, IL, the company has an executive team with over 100 years’ experience that has been providing world-class healthcare guidance to over 20,000 active clients. For more information, please visit our state specific websites at http://www.CDISofNM.com, http://www.CDISofOK.com and http://www.CDISofTX.com.

*Not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. Government or the Federal Medicare program.







Endomondo releases an iPhone 5s app for tracking your daily activity

GPS fitness app maker Endomondo today released Endomondo Life, a new iPhone 5s app that taps the phone’s M7 motion processor to provide stats on your daily activity. Similar to Runkeeper’s Breeze, Endomondo Life serves up attractive visuals that sum up your step count for the day. The app also estimates how many calories you’ve burned, based on what it knows about your body type.            The app gives you immediate access to data from the past seven days, which the M7 processor stores and makes available to new apps. You can run the app with an…

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Google releases Slides for iOS, updates Sheets and Docs apps with Microsoft Office editing

Google today launched a Slides for iOS app, while updating its Docs and Sheets apps to support opening, editing and saving Microsoft Office files. These three products represent Google’s push to claw both consumer and enterprise customers away from Microsoft Office. Most of the business world still runs on Microsoft’s renowned productivity apps, so it makes sense that – at least for now – Google should support them as widely as possible. Only when users are confident that Slides, Docs and Sheets can work seamlessly alongside Microsoft Office will Google start making some serious progress in this area. Slides is Google’s…

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Apple releases information about iOS in response to claims of a ‘backdoor’ for data collection

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Apple has published new information about the diagnostic capabilities of iOS, in what appears to be a response to suggestions that it includes a ‘backdoor’ that could enable governments and other third-parties to access user data. The controversy arose after security consultant Jonathan Zdziarski documented a vulnerability that could leave usage data on iOS device exposed. Rebutting subsequent reports that linked the vulnerability with government data collection, Apple told iMore that it has “has never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services.” In addition to detailing the capabilities of three diagnostic features in its new document, the…

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Intel releases Pocket Avatars, a chat app that maps your facial expressions onto silly characters

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When you think of Intel, you normally think of PC chips, but the company is bucking expectations today with the release of a social app for iOS and Android called Pocket Avatars. The app offers video-like mobile messaging, but it relies on cartoon avatars to relay your facial expressions. Intel VP Mike Bell told TNW that the firm’s Intel Labs division often comes up with futuristic new technologies that never become products. Bell, however, decided that the face-tracking system was too good to pass up. The company ran a beta test of the app last summer. Pocket Avatars uses your…

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If you hate press releases, check out Opera’s ‘PR Machine’

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Here at The Next Web, we often get asked what kinds of press releases are the best to send us – should they be long, detailed and formal, or brief and to-the-point? “Somewhere in the middle,” is the best answer we can give. No-one here likes dull, buzzword-laden essays, but you’ve got to have at least some detail in there.

The fine folk at Opera Software have decided to cater for all tastes with their latest announcement. A ‘PR Machine’ accompanying the press release marking the launch of the new version of the Coast browser comes complete with a ‘Choose your level of corporateness‘ slider. It lets you run the gamut from geeky changelog…

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to full-on buzzword-and-cheesy-photo-ageddon when you click the ‘Full Corp’ button. My eyes! They bleed!

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If you’re a journalist or work in PR, this will be a fun toy to play with and chuckle at for two minutes. If you’re a startup, it’s worth a look to see the wide variety of press release styles we receive each day. Pick something resembling what’s around the middle of the slider for your own releases and you should be fine (oh, and a really short, personal covering note is always a good idea, too).

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